Joe Carnahan's The A-Team didn't do well enough critically or financially to warrant the development of a sequel - but that doesn't mean that the filmmakers behind the first movie didn't have some ideas for a follow-up. As it turns out, one of those ideas was to totally revamp the titular group's classic wheels, and now we know exactly what it would have looked like:
In case you couldn't tell, it was director Joe Carnahan himself who revealed this rather sweet ride on his personal Twitter account - identifying it as a modified luxury SUV from Conquest Vehicles' Knight line. This is just concept art rather than an actual car that was built, but it's still pretty easy to appreciate its design.
Those familiar with the van from the first A-Team movie will also note that it's a pretty significant upgrade over the one driven by Quinton Jackson's Ranger BA Baracus in the 2010 film:
Of course, that one was just an updated version of the classic 1983 GMC Vandura that was featured on the original 1980s television series:
As cool as the never-will-be-made A-Team 2 car is, I do find myself wondering how the hardcore fans of the franchise would feel about the update. It's Hollywood's nature to make things bigger and more badass in action movie sequels, but the reason the classic van was brought back for the film in the first place was because it was the car that the die-hards wanted to see. It's definitely a tricky line to play with.
Of course, any outrage that fans would express about this design change is rather moot, given that the odds of an A-Team 2 actually happening are slim to none. The first film was made for a rather expensive $110 million, and it faced serious problems right out of the gate by losing its opening weekend to The Karate Kid. When all was said and done, it only managed to make $77 million domestically. While its international total was bumped up by a $100 million take from the foreign box office, it ultimately wasn't enough to either legitimize the budget of the first film, or give 20th Century Fox the confidence it needed to green light a sequel. Fans will just have to wait for the next reboot in about 10 years or so.
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